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Ralph Jackson Atkins

Ralph Jackson Atkins

also known as R. Jack Atkins, Jack Atkins

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About me

I am a 1984 graduate of the University of Tennessee College of Law in Knoxville.  After law school I had a general practice of law in Crossville for approximately 7 years.  Then, I went into the land development and home construction business.  I was a licensed general contractor and owned my own construction company, Premier Homes of Crossville, Inc.  Built over 200 residential projects and developed three subdivisions in Hendersonville and Crossville.  Was recognized by the National Association of Home Builders as a Certified Graduate Builder and a Graduate Master Builder.  In 2002, I was honored to be the President of the Home Builders Association of Cumberland County.


In 2008, I returned to the practice of law focusing on construction related issues.  I represent home owners, builders, sub-contractors, material suppliers and others connected to the construction industry.  I handle litigation of construction contract and defect cases.  In 2007, I was certified by Construction Dispute Resolution Services, LLC of New Mexico in mediation and arbitration of construction disputes.


My clients are spread out over a wide geographic area of Middle and East Tennessee.  Most of my meetings require me to inspect construction and or volumes of documents in my client's possession.  For this reason, I generally go to wherever my clients are located to meet and discuss their legal needs.


DISCLAIMER:  R. Jack Atkins is not certified as a specialist by the Tennessee Commission on Continuing Legal Education and Specialization in the areas of practice listed on this website.


Practice areas


  1. Construction & Development: 60%
  2. Debt Collection: 20%
  3. Commercial: 10%
  4. Arbitration: 10%

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Contact info

Atkins Legal Services, P.C.

P.O. Box 1125
Crossville, TN, 38557


We have not found any instances of professional misconduct for this lawyer.
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Legal answers
Award nameGrantorDate granted
Certified Graduate BuilderNational Association of Home BuildersN/A
Graduate Master BuilderNational Association of Home BuildersN/A
Work experience
TitleCompany nameDuration
Attorney, Mediator, ArbitratorAtkins Legal Services, P.C.2008 - Present
Owner and Licensed General ContractorPremier Homes of Crossville, Inc.1991 - 2008
AttorneyR. Jack Atkins, Attorney at Law1984 - 1991
Association namePosition nameDuration
Home Builders Association of Cumberland CountyPresident2002 - 2002
Legal cases
Case nameOutcome
Home Owner v. Builder & Construction LenderSettled
Home Owner v. BuilderJury trial, my client won on all issues
Home Owner v. Home InspectorMy client won in trial without jury
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School nameMajorDegreeGraduated
University of Tennessee College of LawLawJD - Juris Doctor1984
University of Tennessee, Knoxville (main)General Business AdministrationBS - Bachelor of Science1981
Speaking engagements
Conference nameTitleDate
Customer SeminarLien Law and Debt Collection Issues2013
Member MeetingConstruction Law Issues2009
Membership MeetingArbitration & Mediation2008
Continuing EducationArbitration and Mediation2008
Education SeminarConstruction Contracts2002